PATERNITY ESTABLISHING AND DISPUTING
One of the basic rights of a child according to the Serbian Family Law is to know who his parents are. The rights of parents to maintain contact with the child, to bring him up and take care of him are also inseparable. Often, due to various life circumstances, the child does not know who his biological parent is. One of the most common reasons for incorrect data in the birth registry books is the situation when a man gave a statement of acknowledgment paternity in delusion, thinking that the child was his. Our law office can assist clients in all proceedings related to establishing/disputing paternity.
Our lawyers can help you in the following cases:
Is the consent of the child’s mother necessary for a declaration of acknowledgment of paternity?
The mother’s consent is not required for the statement itself. But in order for the registrar to accept such a statement, it is necessary for the child’s mother to agree with the declaration of acknowledgment of paternity of a man who considers himself the child’s father.
However, in situations when the mother cannot give consent because she has died or she is unable to make a statement, her statement may be replaced by the child’s statement of consent to acknowledgment of paternity. The condition for a child to agree to the recognition of paternity is that he is over 16 years old and that he is capable of reasoning.
What are the rights of the father after paternity is established?
The father of the child has all the rights and obligations prescribed by family law at the time of establishing paternity. These are primarily rights related to the maintenance of personal relations with the child in terms of upbringing, custody, education, as well as the obligation to support the child.
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Annulment of a declaration of paternity